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Wednesday, 14 February 2007 07:57

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 14, 2007

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Subject: Thoughts on the Current State of Affairs

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

It's time to simply admit the obvious: The president of the United States is crazy as a loon, and the Congress and the media are functioning as co-dependents as he runs the country off a cliff.

 BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"Pres. Bush and his spokesman Scott McClellan lied on the record in July 2003 about how the infamous 16-word statement - 'The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.' - came to be included in the speech." When it's O.K. to lie and then cover it up in order to wage a preemptive unnecessary war resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, and more than three thousand American soldiers, you have to know America is in deep trouble! The longer George Bush and Dick Cheney are allowed to stay in office, the more America gets screwed!!!

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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Wednesday, 14 February 2007 04:00

Stephen Crockett: Republican Dishonesty on Iraq

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Telling the truth to both the American public and themselves are weak points in the thinking of top Republican political figures. They have been intentionally dishonest with the voting public and intellectually dishonest with themselves on almost every aspect of the Iraq War.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007 02:45

Dr. J.'s Commentary: Sean Hannity's America

As those of you who listen to Sean Hannity regularly (and I do) know well, Hannity is against many things. "Being against," "always attacking, never defending" is the stock-in-trade of the thousands of Hannity-O'Reilly-Limbaugh clones that litter the countryside of right-wing and Christian Right talk radio and television. (I call the whole pack that gives voice to Karl Rove's Privatized Ministry of Propaganda "O'RHannibaugh" for short.)

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

It is ridiculous, preposterous, and theater of the absurd...

I will name no names and will not join this mud bath. I have appeared on a number of shows as a guest, listen to many of them, and find great value in most of them.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007 01:39

George Lakoff: Escalating Truth

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff

The U.S. House of Representatives today began debating a non-binding resolution opposing President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq. Democrats pushing the measure deserve support and thanks. The House action raises important questions about the ideas behind the debate and the ways those ideas have been framed.

You can tell Fitzgerald has kicked him hard
If Scooter's already playing the victim card.

 

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Last month, President Bush issued Executive Order 13422, which requires a political appointee to oversee the guidance of government agencies. The Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan, independent investigatory organization, said the move "represent[s] a clear expansion of presidential authority over rulemaking agencies."

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